Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Technology Has Made the 8 Hour Workday Obsolete

July 24th, 2015 Viewed 2012 times

Companies are slow to make changes that benefit employees, but fast to make changes that benefit themselves.  This is just in their nature– they exist to make profit and will do whatever is convenient to do it.  It’s not a fault, just a truism.  So when it comes to technology, the fact that we can be connected with anywhere and can do work anywhere could make it so that we could work from home or the nearby cafe, but more often than not people are still working in offices doing the standard 8 to 5– but now they’re expected to be on call 24/7.

Gone are the days where you’d put in an honest day’s work and then head for home to go back to work in the morning.  For many professions you’re now expected to be available for responding to e-mails, customer calls, etc. outside of traditional work hours.  It’s gotten to the point that surveys now believe that the eight hour workday is a thing of the past.

What do you think?  Do you work a traditional eight hour workday? If you don’t, do you feel you should?

Should Parents Be Able to Choose the Sex of Their Child?

July 24th, 2015 Viewed 1372 times


Australia is debating changing their rules against sex selection during IVF treatments.

The National Health and Medical Research Council has brought the issue in the spotlight, opening the floor to public consultation on sex selection for non-medical purposes.

Sex selection using IVF has been banned in Australia since 2004 when the NHMRC disallowed is on moral and ethical grounds.

Currently, the Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research states: ‘admission to life should not be conditional upon a child being a particular sex’.

‘Therefore, pending further community discussion, sex selection (by whatever means) must not be undertaken except to reduce the risk of transmission of a serious genetic condition.’

The call for public consultation could see these guidelines changed.

Why Is Female Genital Mutilation Happening in the West?

July 24th, 2015 Viewed 1840 times

First a definition— not for the squeamish:

Female genital mutilation (FGM), or “cutting,” is a practice that gives credit to the fact that if you take a knife and you cut off portions of a female’s vagina, the desired end results are that the woman would have less of a sexual appetite, would be a better mate for her husband, and that her husband would have stronger sexual pleasure. The practice is meant to mark a girl’s passage to womanhood or to prepare her for marriage.

These girls and women are often pinned down by multiple people, or they are demanded to lie down and just endure the pain. During this modern form of human torture, untrained practitioners will cut them up with scissors, knives, razor blades or crude pieces of glass.

One can understand it in Africa or Middle East have this practice, there is some documentation to state that those of that area have this practice.  This tells me that the west is importing this barbarous act, not that the Christian west came up with it.  Maybe instead of coming up with laws to outlaw the practice (which would be the very least we could do), we should close up our borders so that people from these areas are not allowed in with their barbaric cultural practice.

Not to say that we should not send missionaries to these places with the Gospel and help to change them.  Not at all.  But we need to stop the sill notion that is multicuturalism that believes that all cultures are relatively the same.  Obviously they are not.

Mother Takes Barbies and Creates Avenger Dolls!

July 23rd, 2015 Viewed 1668 times

It seems that many would just rather complain about there not being dolls that their children liked, this mom took action and did something herself!

If You Had to Provide a Sketch of Your Spouse to a Sketch Artist, Would They Get It Right?

July 23rd, 2015 Viewed 1617 times


Multiple couples sat down with a sketch artist and produced a video where the spouse describes the other one, and hilarity ensues— not sure whether to doubt sketch artists or the spouse?

Does Sex Need to Be Taught?

July 23rd, 2015 Viewed 1826 times


More Videos Coming Out Against Planned Parenthood

July 23rd, 2015 Viewed 1718 times
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Planned Parenthood volunteers help bring the fight for health insurance reform to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Are the videos on Planned Parenthood making an impact?  For those that are already pro-life, the gruesome facts of abortion are part of the reason that they’re pro-life.  The ones that these videos are targeting are the fence-sitting people who are pro-choice.  You know the ones, those that say they are personally against abortion but that they wouldn’t stop someone else from getting one.  These videos are intended to get those people to firmly join the pro-life side and restrict if not eliminate abortion.

When the first video came out, it made quite a splash and it was powerful.  When the second video came out, I thought, “Wow, they made sure to get more than one source” and they had to, since the first thing that Planned Parenthood could say was that this didn’t happen in multiple places– it was just this one doctor.  Now there are rumblings that there are even worse videos waiting in the wings ready to come out.

Will this have an effect on these moderates?

What is a Christian’s Responsibility in a Democratic-Republic?

July 23rd, 2015 Viewed 1607 times


Things were easier for believers under a king, in some ways.  Romans 13 and a lot of other Scriptures fit right into what a believer’s responsibility is in that type of government– God says that He directs the heart of the king, that our job is to submit to them, and that they reward righteousness.  We’re to pray for them and give them the taxes they put forth.

Setting aside the question of whether the Revolutionary War was just according to the Bible, the system that the founders of this nation set forth for our national government require involvement and regular, bloodless revolutions.

So believers are both the ones that are to submit and the ones to vote for the rulers to submit to, which leaves them in an awkward spot.

Are Wives to Blame if Husbands are Unfaithful?

July 23rd, 2015 Viewed 1750 times


In the wake of the hack on the adultery seeking website with a famous name, many are talking about cheating– the last taboo in a land that seeks all sorts of sexual deviancy proclaimed as acceptable.  And one adulteress tries to make the case that she actually has helped marriages!

It reminds me of many passages in the book of Proverbs that talk about how serious adultery is.  Nothing good comes from adultery, from being unfaithful, and from not following after the wife of your youth.

All Donald Trump Has To Do Is Look Presidential in a Debate

July 15th, 2015 Viewed 1514 times

What if the whole offensive rhetoric was both to cast out a position but also to get everyone talking about him and push him into the debates.  Then all he has to do is not come out that way in the debates, looking somewhat more measured and Presidential, and his polls go even higher…

Trump continues to be unpopular among the public at large, with negative marks outpacing positive ones 61-33. "Strongly unfavorable" views outnumber strongly positive ratings by a three-to-one ratio.  

From the Washington Post hat tip Ann Althouse

Of course, I’m also interested in seeing what would happen were he to keep this up.  Would the people respond to what they feel is someone that actually will speak his mind regardless of what the politicos say and give him a chance at the Presidency?  Would it increase the turnout in the General Election?

Get out the popcorn.


Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.